Details sketchy, still incoming, but it would appear that Gary Gygax has passed away. :-(
No news agency has picked the story up yet, but his publisher’s forum page (currently swamped and timing out) and the Wizards of the Coast forums reported his demise. Wikipedia has been updated (for what its worth).
He was 69 years old and had fought off multiple strokes and heart attacks in the past.[basic]hxo9gFBHJsE[/basic]